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A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics — he sued them for $10 million

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Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and several colleagues predicted that wind, solar and hydroelectric power could provide 100% of the energy demand in each of the 48 contiguous American states, “at low cost,” by about 2050.

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L.A. may try to block reopening of oil drilling site blamed for health problems

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Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo is pursuing an unusual plan that could thwart the reopening of a South L.A. oil drilling site that suspended operations after a public outcry over nosebleeds and other health problems reported by neighbors.

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Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline after years of controversy

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Mon, 11/20/2017 (All day)

Following years of political controversy that demanded the attention of two presidents, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday declared that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was in the public interest but the 275-mile route it approved through the state was not the one preferred by TransCanada, the pipeline developer.

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Trump's best decision so far: Doubling down on banning elephant trophies

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Mon, 11/20/2017 (All day)

It’s astonishing how quickly a horrendous decision by the Department of the Interior to allow the import of elephant trophies into the U.S. got, rightly, stopped in its tracks.

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Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants

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Fri, 11/17/2017 (All day)

Ever since humans first walked the earth, we have relied on plants for our survival.